THE LATEST NEWS
Tony Schiavone to call main event of NWA’s 70th anniversary show
Tables match set for ROH Death Before Dishonor
PWG announces card for Smokey and the Bandido
Mickie James replacing Sasha Banks in WWE Mixed Match Challenge
Impact Wrestling results: Austin Aries vs. El Texano Jr.
NXT TV taping spoilers: Two title matches
Abyss to be inducted into Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame
Vacant UFC women’s flyweight title fight signed for Toronto’s UFC 231
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WOL: NXT, Mae Young, 2k19, Dr. Lucha interview, more! 9/21
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We’re looking for reports on tonight’s WWE Raw house show in Butte, MT and NXT in Sanford, FL to email@example.com.
The only weekend poll we’ll be doing is on Sunday’s New Japan Destruction in Kobe show, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW JAPAN WORLD PRO WRESTLING TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. EASTERN ON AXS TV
Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Kenny Omega vs. Kota Ibushi
MLW ON BEIN SPORTS TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. EASTERN
PCO vs. Brody King
Teddy Hart & Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Dirty Blondes & Parrow
Joey Ryan & Taya Valkyrie vs. MJF & Aria Blake
BELLATOR FROM BOISE, ID AT 9 P.M. TONIGHT ON PARAMOUNT
Patricky Pitbull Freire (156) vs. Roger Huerta (156)
Veta Arteaga (125.5) vs. Denise Kielholtz (124)
John Salter (185) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr (185)
A.J. McKee (145) vs. John Macapa (145.5)
LFA AT 9 P.M. EASTERN TONIGHT ON AXS TV
CMLL FROM ARENA MEXICO AT 9:30 P.M. EASTERN
Magnus & Star Jr. vs. Akuma & Espanto Jr.
Black Panther & Blue Panther Jr. & Fuego vs. Okumura & Virus & Kawato San
Esfinge & Triton & Stuka Jr. vs. Sanson & Cuatrero & Rey Bucanero
Mistico vs. Negro Casas
Atlantis & Diamante Azul & King Phoenix vs. Cavernario & Rush & El Terrible
AAA ON TWITCH AT 10 P.M. EASTERN TONIGHT
THE CRASH FROM AUDITORIO MUNICIPAL ON ITS FACEBOOK PAGE AT 11:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME
Zarco & Star Boy & Viento vs. Silver Star & Demecia & Animal
Tessa Blanchard & Kody Lane & Torito Negro vs. Miranda Alize & B-Boy & Lil Cholo
Soberano Jr. vs. ACH
Bandido & Flamita & Rey Hours vs. Templario & Niebla Roja & Angel de Oro
Volador Jr. & Daga vs. Penta 0M & Caristico
Gilbert El Boricua (Mesias) vs. Mecha Wolf 450
Saturday has a Raw house show in Billings, MT, Smackdown in Tucson, AZ and NXT in Largo, FL. We’re looking for reports on all of those shows to email@example.com.
RING WARRIORS AT 8 A.M. EASTERN ON WGN AMERICA
Austin Aries defends the Impact title
Alexander Hammerstone vs. Damien Drake
Nicole Savoy vs. Melissa Anderson
The 1% vs. The Slambinos
UFC FROM SAO PAULO, BRAZIL ON SATURDAY
Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Alex Chambers (115.8) vs. Livia Renata Souza (116)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.6) vs. Luigi Vendramini (170.4)
Thales Leites (185.9) vs. Hector Lombard (185.7)
Mario Bueno Silva (125.4) vs. Gillian Robertson (125.6)
Sergio Moraes (170.8) vs. Ben Sanders (170.3)
FS2 at 8:30 p.m.
Augusto Sakai (265.6) vs. Chase Sherman (257.1)
Luis Henrique (204.8) vs. Ryan Spann (203.8)
Evan Dunham (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (155)
Christos Giagos (155.6) vs. Charles Oliveira (153.9)
FS1 at 10:30 p.m.
Randa Markos (115.7) vs. Marina Rodriguez (115.4)
Renan Barao (141.75) vs. Andre Ewell (135)
Sam Alvey (205.6) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205.3)
Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Carlo Pedersoli (170.3)
Thiago Santos (203.7) vs. Eryk Anders (205.6)
NEW JAPAN DESTRUCTION IN KOBE AT 3 A.M. EASTERN SUNDAY MORNING, MIDNIGHT SATURDAY PACIFIC ON NEW JAPAN WORLD
Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura
Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. Sho & Yoh
Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Desperado vs. Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask non-title
Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma & Ryusuke Taguchi & Ayato Yoshida vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Chuckie T & Baretta
Juice Robinson & David Finlay & Toa Henare vs. Jay White & Yoshi-Hashi & Will Ospreay
Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Sanada vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr. & Taka Michinoku
Kushida vs. Bushi in first round of IWGP Jr. title tournament
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada – Winner challenges for the IWGP title at the Tokyo Dome
Sunday has Raw in Loveland, CO and Smackdown in Las Cruces, NM.
Raw will be live on Monday from the Pepsi Arena in Denver, CO. Smackdown has a show on Monday night in Colorado Springs, CO.
Smackdown, 205 Live and Mixed Match Challenge will be taped on Tuesday in Denver. Announced so far is Hideo Itami vs. Mustafa Ali, Bobby Lashley & Mickie James vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox and Miz & Asuka vs. R-Truth & Carmella.
F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Brock Lesnar returns at Hell in a Cell
After losing the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, it took less than a month for Brock Lesnar to resurface in WWE. Lesnar didn’t just get involved in the main event of Sunday night’s pay-per-view — the finish of the show was entirely built around his appearance. Roman Reigns speared Braun Strowman through a table, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose came out to fight on the outside, and Lesnar caused the Hell in a Cell match to end in a no contest.
WON NEWSLETTER: September 24, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Jon Jones set to return, more
The lead story runs down the Jon Jones situation in detail, his test failure, the campaign of attempted misinformation designed to fool the public, the tragedy of all this, and how this affects Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier.
Read a feature on the life and career of Noricum “Kid” Yamamoto, who passed away last week.
Find out about Shawn Michaels’ planned return to ring action, what his proposed match is, the angle to set it up, the building of the angle, moves being made by WWE, and details behind the return of Brock Lesnar.
Go in-depth on the WWE concussion lawsuits being thrown out. Read about why, the big problems with the suits, as well as the big problem on the flip side of how the statute of limitations was being applied.
Get the update on the Rey Mysterio’s situation, the changes to 205 no longer being live, update on Alexa Bliss and Jeff Hardy when it comes to appearing on live shows, book coming out on the career of former WWE star, WWE hires new head of legal, notes on Starrcade 18, and Rousey vs. Cyborg rumor notes.
We’ve also got full coverage of the CMLL Anniversary show, with match-by-match coverage, star ratings as well as a chart on what wrestlers have headlined the most anniversary shows in history.
Get full coverage of this year’s Battle of Los Angeles tournament, with a look at every match from all three days of what was some of the best wrestling shows that will be held anywhere in the world this year.
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FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE
The Kenny Omega vs. Kota Ibushi match from Budokan Hall from last month airs tonight on AXS TV.
Daniel Bryan isn’t advertised on the WWE Smackdown weekend shows. Randy Orton is advertised.
Today would be the 77th birthday of Jack Brisco if he was still alive.
Northeast Wrestling tickets went on sale today for the 11/9 show in Poughkeepsie, NY at the Mid Hudson Civic Center. Two matches announced so far are Omega vs. Rey Fenix vs. Penta 0M vs. Darby Allin. Rob Van Dam and David Arquette are also scheduled. Omega will also be appearing on 11/10 in New York at the Big Event Convention in Queens, NY.
At the UFC weigh-ins earlier today, Renan Barao weighed in at 141.75 for a 135 pound weight class fight against Andre Ewell. The fight will go on as scheduled but Barao has to forfeit 30 percent of his purse to Ewell.
They have announced a return to Paris 5/14 at the AccorHotels Arena.
Tessa Blanchard’s sunglasses on Impact last night were from NEM Fashion, which is a company founded by former WWE wrestler Eva Marie. (thanks to Shannon Walsh)
World Class Revolution Wrestling on 9/29 in Ardmore, OK for OklaMania 3 has Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Jack wagger, Taya Valkyrie vs. Sajara Seven and John Morrison vs. Scott Steiner.
Welterweight Wrestling 4 on Sunday on FITE TV from Turners Hall in Cleveland with Nate Wings vs. Ace Perry vs. Jason Gory vs. Dylan Bostic, DJZ vs. Trey Miguel, Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Gregory Iron, Myron Reed vs. Sonny Vice and more.
Brody King vs. Tommy Dreamer has been added to the MLW TV tapings on 10/4 at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY.
There will be a show on 10/5 in Melbourne, Australia, the day before the WWE Super Show-down. This show is called Wrestle Rock from The Corner Hotel, which is walking distance from the MCG, where WWE runs its PPV show. Announced are CK Dowie vs. Caveman Ugg in a catwalk match and Robbie Eagles vs. Stevie Filip.
IPW on 10/8 in Buford, ONT with shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m at the Agricultural Society and Fairgrounds.
NWX on Sunday in St. Catharines, ONT at the Warehouse for a 12:30 p.m. show.
Tyler Bate & Trent Seven vs. Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel headlines on 10/5 for Destiny World Wrestling in Sarnia, ONT at the River City Vineyard. Pete Dunne is also on that show.
ECCW on 10/12 in New Westminster, BC at the Anvil Theater headlined by Nicole Matthews vs. Cat Power in a cage mach and Sammy Guevera vs. Ravenous Randy.
PWA on 10/5 in Duncan, BC at Eagles Hall and on 10/6 in Metchosin, BC at the Community Hall. They also run 10/13 in Goderich, ONT at the Maitland Rec Centre.
North Bay Wrestling on 11/17 in North Bay, ONT runs the Miller Memorial Cup.
Smash Wrestling on Sunday in London, ONT at the Music Hall with PCO.
Daily Professional Wrestling History: Goldberg wins WWE World Heavyweight title
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